Brandon Mitchell, the first juror to come out publicly and do media interviews about the Chauvin trial, told syndicated radio host Erica Campbell this week that serving on juries is important “if we wanna see change, we wanna see some things going different.” He added, “We gotta get out there and get into these avenues, get into these rooms to try to spark some change. Jury duty is one of those things – jury duty, voting. All of those things we gotta do.”
See here in a recent podcast:
Here’s the moment Juror #52 (Brandon Mitchell) from the Chauvin trial talks about jury duty as a means for societal change. pic.twitter.com/xewZitQXvq
— Janet (@janetburke27) May 2, 2021
Mitchell also told Chauvin’s defense lawyer during questioning that he didn’t know whether Chauvin did anything wrong and that he believed the officer had no intention of harming anyone.
However, a Facebook post last August by Travis Mitchell, uncle of Brandon Mitchell, appears to show the future juror wearing a BLM hat and a BLM T-shirt with a message that alluded specifically to the George Floyd incident: “Get your knee off our necks.” Floyd died after Chauvin pinned him to the pavement, pressing his knee against his neck for more than nine minutes – as per the mainstream media’s depiction of the events.
Was there a BLM plant in the Derek Chauvin jury?
Brandon Mitchell, Juror # 52 in the Derek Chauvin case , was seen last summer (way before being summoned for jury duty) wearing a "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" shirt along with a Black Lives Matter hat. #DerekChauvin #blm pic.twitter.com/7XIKEzOFWu
— 𝒥𝒾𝓁𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓃 🇺🇸 (@_jmarie94) May 2, 2021
I thought juries are for determining guilt or innocence NOT activism. Nice vetting from the Chauvin defense attorney huh? Perhaps more fuel for an appeal.